Archive – November, 2009
Visualization Lab helps make data come alive
Posted November 30, 2009; 09:57 a.m.
If patterns of globalization over decades could be plotted on a world map, what might they look like and what deeper insights might they reveal, wondered Miguel Centeno. Adam Burrows, confronted with a massive data set representing a simulation of the last moments of an exploding star, speculated that he could learn so much more if he could really just "see" it. Centeno and Burrows may hail from different departments and disciplines. But they have become equally convinced of the importance of scientific visualization as a cutting edge research tool, and they have sought out the same new place on campus -- the the Princeton Institute for Computational Science and Engineering's Visualization Laboratory -- in which to launch their queries.
Holiday outreach initiatives planned
Posted November 25, 2009; 09:30 a.m.
Members of the University community will have the opportunity to share the holiday spirit through a series of community service initiatives and special events planned for December and January.
Jazz concert to feature works of Mossman
Posted November 25, 2009; 09:23 a.m.
The Princeton University Concert Jazz Ensemble, directed by Anthony D.J. Branker, will present a concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.
Symposium showcases research talent
Posted November 25, 2009; 09:14 a.m.
Research on topics ranging from imaging the solar interior to understanding the morality of deception will be presented at this year's Princeton Research Symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Friend Center.
Panel to focus on women leaders on international scene
Posted November 25, 2009; 09:02 a.m.
A panel discussion on "Women Leaders in International Relations and Peace Building" is set for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
'Holiday Hoops' and 'A Cappella Jam' donation drives set
Posted November 23, 2009; 06:43 p.m.
University community members can contribute to holiday donations for area nonprofit organizations through the "A Cappella Jam and Toy Drive" on Friday, Dec. 11, and two "Holiday Hoops" drives on Saturday, Dec. 12, and Wednesday, Dec. 16.
Ambassador of Cyprus to the U.S. here
Posted November 23, 2009; 06:37 p.m.
Andreas Kakouris, ambassador of Cyprus to the United States, will give a talk on "Prospects for a Solution of the Cyprus Problem: Why Reunification Matters" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, in 16 Robertson Hall.
George Will to speak on the 'Dependency Agenda'
Posted November 23, 2009; 06:30 p.m.
A lecture by Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist George Will on "The Dependency Agenda" is set for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, in 120 Lewis Library.
Dance students present 'Intent' at Berlind
Posted November 23, 2009; 06:08 p.m.
The Lewis Center for the Arts will present "Intent," a creative thesis production comprising choreography and performance by 10 certificate students in the Program in Dance, at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, in the Berlind Theatre.
U.S. ambassador to Libya to speak
Posted November 23, 2009; 06:03 p.m.
Gene Cretz, U.S. ambassador to Libya, will give an address on "U.S.-Libya Relations: Challenges on the Road to Normalization" at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, in 16 Robertson Hall. A public reception will immediately follow the event.
Sports industry leaders, students to convene at annual sports symposium
Posted November 23, 2009; 05:57 p.m.
Sports business professionals, marketing executives, college athletic leaders and students will come together for the 2009 Princeton Sports Symposium from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, in the Friend Center.
Symposium explores technology's role in African development
Posted November 23, 2009; 05:51 p.m.
A symposium on "The Role of Science and Technology in African Development" is planned for 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at the Fields Center, 58 Prospect Ave.
Princeton Shakespeare Company performs 'The Miser'
Posted November 23, 2009; 05:43 p.m.
The Princeton Shakespeare Company will present Molière's comedy "The Miser" Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 3-5, in the Class of 1970 Theater in Whitman College.
'Cuba in the 21st Century' is lecture topic
Posted November 23, 2009; 05:38 p.m.
"Cuba in the 21st Century" will be the topic of a lecture at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, in 16 Robertson Hall. Julia Sweig, the Nelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies and director for Latin America studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, will speak and sign her new book, "Cuba: What Everyone Needs to Know," after the talk.
Lecture, bazaar focus on developing countries
Posted November 23, 2009; 05:32 p.m.
A lecture and a bazaar focusing on the challenges facing developing countries are scheduled for early December at Princeton University.
Artist, writer Jules Feiffer to discuss his work
Posted November 23, 2009; 05:25 p.m.
Jules Feiffer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, playwright, children's book author, illustrator and teacher, will discuss his work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.
Former Congressman Edwards to discuss religion and politics
Posted November 23, 2009; 05:20 p.m.
Former Congressman Mickey Edwards, a vice president of the Aspen Institute, will present a lecture titled "Religion and Democracy: Intruder or Guiding Light?" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, in 16 Robertson Hall.
Author Marias to read from work
Posted November 23, 2009; 05:15 p.m.
Spanish author Javier Marias will read from his work in an event set for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, in 101 McCormick Hall.
Class snapshot: 'Italy: The Land of Slow Food'
Posted November 23, 2009; 04:00 p.m.
Pietro Frassica, professor of French and Italian, and his students discuss "Topics in Contemporary Italian Civilization -- Italy: The Land of Slow Food," a class that combines an analysis of Italian literary texts with works of visual art to explore the art of cookery in relation to people's environment and history.
Video: Lisa Jackson: Engineering after Princeton
Posted November 23, 2009; 03:35 p.m.
Alumna Lisa Jackson discusses making gumbo and setting Washington policy as head of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Princeton senior Henry Barmeier wins Rhodes Scholarship
Posted November 22, 2009; 08:35 a.m.
Princeton senior Henry Barmeier has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship for graduate study at the University of Oxford.
Rexford to speak on Internet routing issues
Posted November 20, 2009; 07:12 p.m.
Princeton computer scientist Jennifer Rexford will speak on "Stable Internet Routing Without Global Coordination" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, in 101 Sherrerd Hall.
Alum discusses failure, success as startup CEO
Posted November 20, 2009; 07:08 p.m.
"Three Failures and a (Big) Success: The Evolution of a Startup CEO" is the topic of a lecture by 1999 Princeton graduate Brian O'Kelley set for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, in the Friend Center Convocation Room.
Talk examines 'Lincoln's 'Theologico-Political Dilemma'
Posted November 20, 2009; 07:03 p.m.
"Abraham Lincoln's Theologico-Political Dilemma" is the focus of a lecture by Yale University political scientist Steven Smith set for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, in 10 East Pyne.
Classical philosophy conference planned
Posted November 20, 2009; 07:00 p.m.
A conference on "Issues in Pre-Socratic Philosophy and Its Reconstruction" is set for Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 5-6, in 219 Burr Hall.
Talk examines 'Politics of the New Testament'
Posted November 20, 2009; 06:57 p.m.
C. Kavin Rowe, a scholar at the Duke University Divinity School, will present a talk on "The Politics of the New Testament" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, in 10 East Pyne.
Theodore Roosevelt's impact is lecture topic
Posted November 20, 2009; 06:52 p.m.
University of Virginia political scientist will present a lecture titled "Theodore Roosevelt, the Progressive Movement and the Shaping of 'Modern' American Politics" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, in 120 Lewis Library.
'Different Cultures, Same Science' is lecture topic
Posted November 20, 2009; 06:48 p.m.
"Different Cultures, Same Science," a lecture by Yashushi Suto, a physicist from the University of Tokyo and visiting Global Scholar at Princeton, is set for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, in 145 Peyton Hall.
'Connect' encourages black alumni to become more involved with Princeton
Posted November 20, 2009; 11:23 a.m.
A new alumni-led enterprise will involve black graduates more deeply in the life of Princeton University as leaders, volunteers and donors.
Perspective on: The fall of the Berlin Wall and communism
Posted November 19, 2009; 12:04 p.m.
Stephen Kotkin, the Rosengarten Professor of Modern and Contemporary History and professor of history and international affairs, discusses the watershed events of 1989: the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of communism.
Students 'break out' from campus to learn about civic action
Posted November 19, 2009; 11:52 a.m.
In the wake of a tornado that leveled Greensburg, Kan., in May 2007, local residents forged an ambitious plan to rebuild the small agricultural town with a focus on sustainability. For a group of Princeton students who traveled there over fall break, this effort became an important lesson both in environmental awareness and civic engagement.
Ominsky named director of public safety
Posted November 18, 2009; 11:00 a.m.
Paul Ominsky, director of public safety at Mount Holyoke College, Smith College and Hampshire College, has been named director of public safety at Princeton University.
H1N1 flu vaccines offered for eligible students and employees
Posted November 18, 2009; 10:51 a.m.
University Health Services will hold a H1N1 flu vaccine clinic on Tuesday, Nov. 24, in Multipurpose Rooms A and B of the Frist Campus Center for eligible students, faculty, staff and dependents.
Beyond genomics, biologists and engineers decode the next frontier
Posted November 18, 2009; 09:00 a.m.
A team of Princeton biologists and engineers has dramatically improved the speed and accuracy of measuring an enigmatic set of proteins that influences almost every aspect of how cells and tissues function. The new method offers a long-sought tool for studying stem cells, cancer and other problems of fundamental importance to biology and medicine.
Amazon's Bezos selected as Baccalaureate speaker
Posted November 17, 2009; 03:10 p.m.
Princeton alumnus Jeff Bezos, the founder and chief executive officer of Amazon.com, has been selected as the speaker for this year's Baccalaureate ceremony. The interfaith worship service that is one of Princeton's oldest traditions is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, May 30, in the University Chapel.
Center for African American Studies launches civic internship program
Posted November 16, 2009; 06:35 p.m.
The Center for African American Studies at Princeton University will launch a summer internship program to further research in race and public policy, allowing Princeton students to work with national organizations to confront issues of disparity in urban education.
Arts advocates look to each other for ideas, hope in difficult economy
Posted November 16, 2009; 04:08 p.m.
Participants in "The Arts and the Economic Crisis" symposium Nov. 14 were asked to consider a sobering statistic -- that the $59 billion the federal government spent on elementary and secondary education is only marginally greater than the $50 billion that commercial firms spent in 2008 on junk mail. Panelists at the symposium used the examples to demonstrate the lack of resources dedicated to the arts for the audience of nearly 300 arts administrators, advocates, policymakers, artists, academics, students and community members who convened in McCosh 10 and a simulcast site to explore strategies for sustaining a fundamental commitment to the arts, despite the economic recession.
Wilcove to read from book on animal migration
Posted November 16, 2009; 12:38 p.m.
David Wilcove, a Princeton professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and public affairs, will read from his book "No Way Home: The Decline of the World's Great Animal Migrations" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, in 138 Lewis Library.
Triathlete Smyers to speak on overcoming challenges-POSTPONED
Posted November 16, 2009; 12:33 p.m.
This event has been postponed.
Princeton alumna and decorated triathlete Karen Smyers will speak on "Pursuing One's Passion Through Setbacks and Challenges" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in McCosh 10.
Creating opportunity: Engineering course empowers Princeton's social entrepreneurs
Posted November 16, 2009; 10:04 a.m.
The laboratory course taking place in the basement of Princeton's Friend Center is not a traditional one -- in lieu of microscopes, there are discussions of microfinance, and students seek to create not chemical changes, but social ones.
Student work: Ragtime: The Musical
Posted November 13, 2009; 01:40 p.m.
The Princeton University Players will present "Ragtime: The Musical" Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 12-15, at the Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St.
Nominations for Journey Award due Dec. 4
Posted November 13, 2009; 12:22 p.m.
Nominations for the MLK Day Journey Award will be accepted until Friday, Dec. 4. The award recognizes a member of the Princeton faculty, staff or student body who best represents the continued journey of Martin Luther King Jr.
L'Avant-Scène to perform Moliere comedy
Posted November 13, 2009; 12:16 p.m.
L'Avant-Scène, Princeton's French theater workshop, will perform Moliere's comedy "L'Avare" at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 19-21, in the Class of 1970 Theater at Whitman College.
Groves wins Fischer Career Award in Porphyrin Chemistry
Posted November 13, 2009; 10:00 a.m.
John Groves, the Hugh Stott Taylor Chair of Chemistry, has been selected to receive the 2010 Hans Fischer Career Award in Porphyrin Chemistry by the Society of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines.
Lecture explains 'How Flies Find Stuff'
Posted November 12, 2009; 04:14 p.m.
California Institute of Technology bioengineer Michael Dickinson will present a talk on "How Flies Find Stuff" at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, in 10 Guyot Hall.
Food anthropologist to speak on regional cooking
Posted November 12, 2009; 04:11 p.m.
"Cuisine du Terroir (Regional Cooking), At Home and Abroad" is the title of a workshop led by University of Vermont food anthropologist Amy Trubek at noon Monday, Dec. 7, in 210 Dickinson Hall.
Car wins IEEE Fernbach Award
Posted November 12, 2009; 03:40 p.m.
Roberto Car, the Ralph W. Dornte *31 Professor in Chemistry at Princeton and a faculty fellow of the Princeton Center for Theoretical Science, has been named a winner of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society 2009 Sidney Fernbach Award.
Contemporary art curator Smith to speak
Posted November 12, 2009; 01:58 p.m.
Trevor Smith, curator of contemporary art at the Peabody Essex Museum, will speak at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, in Room 219, 185 Nassau St.
Talk focuses on work of photographer Mthethwa
Posted November 12, 2009; 01:53 p.m.
Art curator and historian Okwui Enwezor will deliver a lecture on "Photography After the End of Documentary Realism: Zwelethu Mthethwa's Color Photographs" at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, in 101 McCormick Hall.
Artist Cross to speak on her work
Posted November 12, 2009; 01:50 p.m.
Mixed media artist Dorothy Cross will discuss her work at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.
Art historian to discuss discoveries in Egypt
Posted November 12, 2009; 01:48 p.m.
"Discovering Early Byzantine Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Art, Archaeology and Conservation" is the title of a lecture by Temple University art historian Elizabeth Bolman scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, in 101 McCormick Hall.
Arabic literature critic to present Gauss Seminars
Posted November 12, 2009; 01:44 p.m.
Arabic literature critic Abdelfattah Kilito will present the Gauss Seminars in Criticism on his current project, titled "On the Lost Manuscript," at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, and Thursday, Nov. 19, and 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, in 111 East Pyne.
'New Israel Lobby' is focus of lecture
Posted November 12, 2009; 01:42 p.m.
"The Making of a New Israel Lobby: How Mainstream American Jews Are Finding a New Voice on Middle East Policy" is the title of a lecture by Jeremy Ben Ami, head of the lobbying group J Street, at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Talk explores origin of birds
Posted November 12, 2009; 01:39 p.m.
Mark Norell, a researcher at the American Museum of Natural History, will speak on "The Origin of Birds: Different Perspectives and New Developments" at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, in 220 Guyot Hall.
U.N. official to address global warming
Posted November 12, 2009; 01:37 p.m.
Jomo Kwame Sundaram, the United Nations assistant secretary-general for economic development, will present a talk titled "Global Warming Meets Economic Meltdown: Why Is the International Community Still Too Frozen to Respond?" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, in 16 Robertson Hall.
School prayer, interfaith politics are focus of workshop
Posted November 12, 2009; 01:35 p.m.
"Our Father: School Prayer and the Challenges of Interfaith Politics" is the title of a workshop that will be led by Neil Young, a lecturer in history, at noon Monday, Nov. 16, in 210 Dickinson Hall.
Anthropologist examines works of Joyce, Synge
Posted November 12, 2009; 01:32 p.m.
University of Minnesota anthropologist Stuart McLean will present a lecture on "All the Living and the Dead: An Anthropothanatological Reading of Joyce and Synge” at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.
Michael Spindelegger, foreign minister of Austria, to speak
Posted November 11, 2009; 05:52 p.m.
Michael Spindelegger, the foreign minister of Austria and acting president of the U.N. Security Council, will speak at noon Thursday, Nov. 12, in the Presidential Dining Room at Prospect House on the Princeton University campus. Seating also will be available in the adjacent Drawing Room.
Ceremony notes reopening of architectural landmark
Posted November 11, 2009; 03:07 p.m.
A ceremony celebrating the reopening of Whig Hall -- the home of the nation's oldest collegiate political, literary and debating society, the American Whig-Cliosophic Society -- is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the building. Whig recently underwent a major overhaul to modernize the building, which had not been renovated in nearly 40 years.
Princeton takes significant steps toward achieving sustainability goals
Posted November 11, 2009; 10:00 a.m.
In its first report since adopting a Sustainability Plan in February 2008, Princeton University states that on-campus greenhouse gas emissions have decreased for the first time since the University's energy-efficient cogeneration plant was installed in 1996. While the decrease in carbon dioxide from July 2008 to July 2009 has been modest at nearly 1 percent, "it is a significant step in the right direction," according to the report, considering that the University added nearly 164,000 square feet to its physical plant during the same time period.
Campus community invited to CPUC meeting
Posted November 11, 2009; 10:00 a.m.
The Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) will meet from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, in 101 McCormick Hall. All members of the campus community are invited to attend.
Video: Princeton's commitment to sustainability
Posted November 11, 2009; 09:55 a.m.
Conference explores 'Renaissance Encounters'
Posted November 10, 2009; 06:20 p.m.
A conference titled "Renaissance Encounters: Greek East and Latin West" is scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 12-14, in McCormick Hall.
Discussion explores development of patent law
Posted November 10, 2009; 06:12 p.m.
"An Interest Group Perspective on Patent Law's Development" is the focus of a discussion scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, in 120 Lewis Library.
Talk focuses on China, U.S. and Russia after Cold War
Posted November 10, 2009; 06:10 p.m.
Utah State University political scientist Kai He will deliver a lecture titled "Undermining Enemies: Negative Balancing and Strategic Choices of China, the United States and Russia After the Cold War" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, in 1 Robertson Hall.
Yale archaeologist to speak on Peru dispute
Posted November 10, 2009; 06:08 p.m.
Yale University archaeologist Richard Burger will present a talk titled "Some Historical Thoughts Regarding the Yale-Peru Dispute Over the Machu Picchu Collections: Through the Looking Glass" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, in 219 Burr Hall.
U.S. policy in Afghanistan is topic of talk
Posted November 10, 2009; 06:05 p.m.
"Afghanistan: U.S. Policy Toward Afghanistan and the Debate Over the McChrystal Report" is the subject of a lecture by foreign policy expert Marin Strmecki set for noon Wednesday, Nov. 11, in 16 Robertson Hall.
Felten to speak on electronic voting
Posted November 10, 2009; 11:35 a.m.
Ed Felten, director of Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy, will present a lecture titled "Electronic Voting: Danger and Opportunity" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, in 16 Robertson Hall.
'My Fair Lady' to be staged at Berlind Theatre
Posted November 10, 2009; 11:32 a.m.
The Program in Theater of the Lewis Center for the Arts will present its fall show, the musical classic "My Fair Lady," at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 13-14, and Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 19-21, at the Berlind Theatre.
Princeton University Players perform 'Ragtime'
Posted November 10, 2009; 11:29 a.m.
The Princeton University Players will present "Ragtime: The Musical" Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 12-15, at the Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with 2 p.m. matinee performances Saturday and Sunday.
Eating clubs task force launches website
Posted November 10, 2009; 09:34 a.m.
The task force that recently was established to review relationships between Princeton University and the eating clubs has launched a website seeking observations and suggestions from students, alumni and others.
Hindu festival of Diwali will be celebrated in chapel
Posted November 9, 2009; 03:15 p.m.
A celebration and worship service in honor of the Hindu festival of Diwali will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, in the University Chapel.
Video: Student work: eXpressions Dance Company to perform 'Super/Natural'
Posted November 9, 2009; 12:45 p.m.
The eXpressions Dance Company will perform "Super/Natural" Nov. 12–14, 8 p.m. at the Frist Campus Center theater. Visit the company's website for more information.
Legendary photographer Gowin celebrated in exhibition
Posted November 9, 2009; 12:21 p.m.
The Princeton University Art Museum is celebrating photographer and faculty member Emmet Gowin's legacy as an artist and educator with an exhibition titled "Emmet Gowin: A Collective Portrait," which is on view through Sunday, Feb. 21.
Massey to deliver President's Lecture on immigration
Posted November 5, 2009; 04:34 p.m.
Douglas Massey, Princeton's Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, will deliver the second talk in this year's President's Lecture Series, titled "America's War on Immigrants: Causes, Consequences and Solutions" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, in 101 Friend Center.
Lecture honors Kyoto Prize-winning Grants
Posted November 5, 2009; 04:30 p.m.
Princeton scientists Peter and Rosemary Grant, winners of this year's Kyoto Prize for their pioneering work in evolutionary biology, will be honored with a lecture by noted researcher Jonathan Losos at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, in 10 Guyot Hall.
Lecture explores debate over eclipse in 'Odyssey'
Posted November 5, 2009; 04:07 p.m.
Physicist Marcelo Magnasco will discuss his research on whether Homer describes a total solar eclipse in "The Odyssey" -- the subject of a longstanding debate among scholars -- at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, in McCosh 10.
Lieberthal to speak on U.S.-China relations, climate change
Posted November 5, 2009; 04:02 p.m.
"U.S.-China Relations and the Issue of Climate Change" is the subject of a lecture by former Clinton administration official Kenneth Lieberthal at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Leading figures convene to discuss arts and the economic crisis--UPDATED
Posted November 5, 2009; 03:49 p.m.
Leading figures in the arts world will convene at Princeton for a daylong symposium on "The Arts and the Economic Crisis" on Saturday, Nov. 14, in McCosh 10.
Former Italian leader to address Europe's global role
Posted November 4, 2009; 03:32 p.m.
Romano Prodi, the two-time former prime minister of Italy, will speak on "The Role of Europe in a Multilateral World" at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in McCosh 50.
Preserving child protection programs is focus of conference
Posted November 4, 2009; 03:30 p.m.
"Preserving Programs That Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect During a Time of Economic Crisis: A Research and Policy Conference" is planned for 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
iPhone application developers tell their stories
Posted November 4, 2009; 03:26 p.m.
Four entrepreneurs will talk about their experiences creating communication, gaming, social networking and health applications for the iPhone during a panel discussion at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, in the Friend Center Auditorium.
Roundtable to address rise of Reggaetón
Posted November 4, 2009; 03:23 p.m.
Artists, critics and scholars will discuss Reggaetón, one of the top-selling genres in U.S. Latino/a and Latin American music, in a panel discussion set for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, in 101 McCormick Hall.
O'Leary to speak on women in the work force
Posted November 4, 2009; 03:21 p.m.
Ann O'Leary, a former Clinton administration official who heads a research center at the University of California-Berkeley focusing on workplace issues, will discuss women's role in the work force at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, in 16 Robertson Hall.
Panel to discuss U.S. Supreme Court and the media
Posted November 4, 2009; 03:19 p.m.
Noted law reporters and media analysts will participate in a panel discussion titled "Full Court Press: The Supreme Court, the Media and Public Understanding" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Economist examines trends in oil prices
Posted November 4, 2009; 03:17 p.m.
Economist James Hamilton will speak on the "Causes and Consequences of the Oil Shock of 2007-08" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, in 100 Jones Hall.
Kotkin to discuss fall of the Berlin Wall
Posted November 4, 2009; 03:14 p.m.
Princeton historian and international affairs scholar Stephen Kotkin will discuss his new book on the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Pianist Brendel to address 'Character in Music'
Posted November 4, 2009; 03:10 p.m.
Renowned pianist Alfred Brendel will speak on "Character in Music" and perform musical examples to accompany his talk at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. All tickets have been distributed for this event, but there will be a wait line at Richardson and unclaimed tickets will be made available for free on a first-come, first-served basis.
Former U.N. peacekeeper speaks on conflict resolution
Posted November 4, 2009; 03:06 p.m.
Romeo Dallaire, who headed the United Nations peacekeeping forces in Rwanda during the genocide in the African nation in 1994, will deliver a lecture titled "Conflict Prevention or Peacekeeping?" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Perspective on: Freud and Mexico, via Vienna
Posted November 4, 2009; 10:05 a.m.
Rubén Gallo, a scholar of modern Spanish America who is spending the fall in Vienna as a guest of the Sigmund Freud Foundation, discusses the noted psychoanalyst's relationship to Mexico.
Postdoctoral scholars join interdisciplinary community
Posted November 4, 2009; 09:34 a.m.
Six new postdoctoral scholars have joined the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts this year.
Video: Jeff Bezos: Engineering after Princeton
Posted November 3, 2009; 05:09 p.m.
Engineering alumnus Jeff Bezos offers new students advice and discusses his philosophy on innovation.
Mind matters: Oppenheimer takes inventive approach to examining decision-making
Posted November 2, 2009; 10:06 a.m.
In unearthing discoveries about how the human mind works, Princeton psychologist Danny Oppenheimer has mined insights into how people react to catchy stock-market symbols, overwritten essays and charitable donation choices.